Romancing the Clone
Anyone who has read my stories will know I have many stories about sexy aliens, but today, I’m here to discuss writing about clones, as I did with Made For Her. When I penned this story, I wanted to try something different, push the boundaries as I have done with some of my other science fiction romances. I wanted to show that everyone in the universe deserves a happily ever after. Alien, clone, whatever, as long as the character is a good person, then they deserve love, too.
Made For Her is set in the future, at a time when the military is so desperate to have people enlist, that they have created clones whose sole purpose is to fight in the front lines.
Organism cloning, the procedure used to create a new multi-cellular organism genetically identical to another, is a highly controversial topic. From a scientific aspect, cloning is a possible way to treat, what are now incurable diseases, using stem-cells. The controversy lies with the destruction of the embryo in the process.
But what if the embryo was left to develop into a fully-developed baby? Would the child survive? What medical issues would it face? With Dolly, the sheep, 237eggs were used, creating only 29 embryos. From those, only three lambs were born, but Dolly was the only one who lived. And there were signs she experienced accelerated aging, passing away at the age of six.
Advancing past that, what if we had the technology to create new life? What if scientists had found a way to increase the rate of survival? Yes, these are big what-ifs, and all something I address in the story.
But the biggest what-if is whether clones will ever be seen as human. If they will ever be allowed to live as we do. Will they be allowed to have relationships? Allowed to love? I say allowed, because, unless laws are passed, the clones will be the responsibility of the scientists who create them, as we are the responsibility of our parents. Will the clones ever be allowed out of the lab?
In Made For Her, clones are not allowed to form lasting relationship, as they are seen as property of the military. Nothing else. Once they leave the labs, they go through basic training, preparing for battle. And they are likely to be killed on the front lines or by anarchy groups who object to cloning. But one clone, Dare, takes a chance, hoping to develop a relationship with the woman whose late husband donated his DNA.
Made For Her
By Jessica E. Subject
Erotic Sci-Fi Military Romance
After terrorists murder the love of her life, Colonel Mikayla Jones trains squadron after squadron of the clones he brought to life, to take to the skies. When she discovers a young clone of her husband in her newest class, her world spins out of control. How can she command the look-a-like when she can’t help but yearn for him to fill an ache in her heart?
Dare was created to be the best. As the first Daniel clone to leave Onatria labs, he needs to prove he is more than just a DNA copy. To do that, he must rely on the wife of the man who donated his genes. But when she refuses to train him, Dare faces discharge and returning to the labs. Can he convince Colonel Jones to finish his training and find a way into her bed? Or will long kept secrets unhinge the entire clone project?
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About the Author:
Jessica E. Subject is the author of science fiction romance, mostly alien romances, ranging from sweet to super hot. Sometimes she dabbles in paranormal and contemporary as well, bringing to life a wide variety of characters. In her stories, you could not only meet a sexy alien or two, but also clones and androids. You may be transported to a dystopian world where rebels are fighting to live and love, or to another planet for a romantic rendezvous.
When Jessica is not reading, writing, or doing dreaded housework, she likes to get out and walk with her giant, hairy dog her family adopted from the local animal shelter.
Jessica lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband and two energetic children. And she loves to hear from her readers. You can find her at jessicasubject.com and on twitter @jsubject.